Kangaroo Mother Care Saves Lives: Creating a New Paradigm

By Cathy Daub, PT, founder of BirthWorks International & Horatio Daub MD, MPH “Separating mothers from small and sick newborns adds stress for both mum and baby at a time when they often both need close contact – immediate Kangaroo Mother Care overcomes this barrier. Keeping the mother and the baby together helps the baby to …

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Birth Testimonial

by Erika Sanchez   Written January 4, 2019 My husband and I attended the Birth Works (birthing class) at Beach Cities this past October. It was taught by Janell Bartzatt. This was our 3rd baby. The first two were healthy, hospital births. We had taken a birthing class at the hospital 7 years ago with our first …

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When Will my Baby Sleep Through the Night?

By: Katie Sanzi, Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant and owner of Sleepyhead Consulting This is a difficult question to answer without getting into some specific details, which is unfortunate, because when parents ask me this, I know they’re looking for a quick, concise, time-based answer. “Three nights from now,” or “Six months old,” are the kind …

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The Infant Microbiome: 6 Things Every Parent Should Know

Guest post by Toni Harman

Unleashing the Science: 6 Things Every Parent Should Know About The Infant Microbiome

Filmakers Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford collaborated on MICROBIRTH
Filmakers Toni Harman and Alex Wakeford

For the past five years, I have been fully immersed in bacteria. More specifically, my partner and I have explored the wonders of the human microbiome, the bacterial ecosystem that lays the foundations for lifelong health.

As documentary filmmakers, we’ve been in a privileged position to travel tens of thousands of miles interviewing dozens of world-leading professors.

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Get It on Video

By Myriah C. Boudreaux I am Wonder Woman. My friends say so. This status is earned because I have birthed all my babies, including a ten-pounder, drug free. My fifth time around, I wanted my labor and delivery, a homebirth, on video. Would this dispel or confirm my growing legend? I wasn’t sure. But I …

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